There is a global energy crisis. As the world tries to solve energy challenges, we look with optimism toward renewable and sustainable solutions that could be a suitable augmentation to fossil fuels. In Atlantic Canada, there is significant effort placed on finding stable and cost effect energy products, such as biomass, solar, wind and tidal. however, there is significant uncertainty with their scalability.
This fuels the interest to find stable and cost effect energy products, such as wood related biomass, natural gas, and propane. However, with the uncertain future of the forestry sector, and our reliance on other provinces, rail lines, and insufficient pipelines; there are not a secure and economical options among the old standards.
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a well established and quantifiable technology that allows for energy production through waste stream diversion and reutilization. AD biogas facilities can create the same quality natural gas, without the negative environmental impact. An AD facility could be created using municipal wastewater, agricultural waste or even excess food wastes. By re-purposing our existing waste streams, we can manufacture a high quality, fully renewable, and sustainable natural gas.